Dear Parents of Blessed Sacrament Religious Education Program:
Hello! I hope your family is having a great summer! It is registration time for Blessed Sacrament Religious Education classes and I wanted to break down a little bit what this year will look like and also beg your prayers and patience as we continue to move forward in this ever-changing world. I am looking forward to another year of Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation with you and your families!
Our Religious Education classes will begin to meet on Sundays during the normal time of 9:30am - 10:50am in Blessed Sacrament School on September 24, 2023 for grades Kindergarten through 8th.
This year our Confirmation class will be for those in grades 9 and 10 who have completed the prior requirements (attended the past 2 years of either Catholic school or Religious Education). The Confirmation parent information meeting for parents and Confirmation students (this year’s grades 9 and 10) will be on Sunday, September 10th at 10am in the Blessed Sacrament cafeteria (If you have a student in 9th or 10th grade this year, you will be receiving more specific information and a separate registration form for them in the coming weeks.)
We are going to continue with every grade meeting weekly for the entire year. This will help us maintain the needed classroom hours for all of our grades and also build-up to where we will need to be in the future. A calendar of dates is attached to this email. We will do our best to communicate any changes via email as soon as we know them.
Also, in an effort to make the registration process more efficient, we are continuing with electronic registration this year. The form is only for grades K-8 and includes information on pricing and payment options. If you have any trouble with the form or questions along the way, please feel free to email me. Registration will be open July 1st until September 1st. If you are looking to register after September 1st, please contact me at the email address listed below.
As in years past, we have many wonderful catechists returning this year, who so lovingly give their time and talents to share God’s message with each of your children. However, we are always need a few more teachers, classroom aides and substitute teachers. Any confirmed Catholic who is at least in 11th grade is invited to join this ministry (and it is a great way to get service hours, if needed!). As an added incentive, there is no class fee for children of volunteer catechists. E-mail [email protected] if you are interested in helping. Please consider using the gifts God has given you to have a positive impact on our parish’s children.
I know that was a lot of information and I thank you for reading it all! Please never hesitate to contact me with questions, suggestions, or concerns; after all, this is your program and I welcome and depend on your participation.
In Him through Her,
Director of Religious Education
2023-2024 Registration link: Please email [email protected] to register.
Online payment link: https://account.venmo.com/u/Blessed_Sacrament-Erie
September 10 Confirmation parent meeting at 10am
September 24 Classes Begin - Grades K-8
October 1 Class Grades K-8
October 8 Class Grades K-8 and Parent Meeting for First Reconciliation class (10:30am)
October 14 Diocesan Confirmation retreat at Mercyhurst University.
October 15 Class Grades K-8
October 22 Class Grades K-8
October 29 Class Grades K-8 and Parent Meeting for First Holy Communion class (10:30am)
November 5 Class Grades K-8
November 12 Class Grades K-8
November 19 Class Grades K-8
November 26 NO CLASS- Happy Thanksgiving!
December 3 Class Grades K- 8
December 10 Class Grades K-8
December 17 Class Grades K-8
December 24 NO CLASS Merry Christmas!
December 31 NO CLASS Happy New Year!
January 7 Class Grades K-8
January 14 Class Grades K-8
January 21 Class Grades K-8
January 28 NO CLASS
February 4 Class Grades K-8
February 11 Class Grades K-8
February 18 Class Grades K-8
February 25 Class Grades K-8
March 3 Class Grades K-8
March 9 Mercy Day Retreat for First Reconciliation Class
March 10 Class Grades K-8
March 16 First Reconciliation
March 17 Class Grades K-8
March 24 Class Grades K-8
March 31 NO CLASS Happy Easter!
April 7 Class Grades K-8
April 14 Class Grades K-8
April 21 Class Grades K-8
April 28 Last Class for Grades K-9
May 4 Jesus Day Retreat for First Communion Class
May 5 First Holy Communion
May 14 Confirmation
**ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR SACRAMENTS (FIRST RECONCILIATION, FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, AND CONFIRMATION) WILL BE DISTRUBUTED WHEN FINALIZED**